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Gamenight: Nationals (4-15) At Phillies (11-8)

Posted by Tim Malcolm, Wed, April 29, 2009 06:00 PM | Comments: 195
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nationalslogoWashington Nationals (4-15) at Philadelphia Phillies (11-8)
Scott Olsen (0-3, 7.29 ERA) vs. Brett Myers (1-1, 4.91 ERA)

Time: 7:05 p.m. at Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia.
Weather: Partly sunny, 57
TV: MyPhl 17
Twitter: Phillies Nation

The Phillies will try and make it two consecutive sweeps as they meet the Nationals tonight. Brett Myers faces off against Scott Olsen.

We know Olsen, who had a checkered past as Marlins pitcher-cum-antagonizer. He’s had trouble against the Phillies, as our boys have hit him at a .290 clip. The best? Ryan Howard (.458, 2 HR) and Jayson Werth (.462, 2 HR). Chase Utley (.167) and Shane Victorino (.125)? Not so much. Overall, Olsen is 4-5 with a 5.33 ERA against the Phils. Oh, and he seems to hate them, too.

Myers is coming off a better start against the Marlins. He surrendered a three-run blastoff to Dan Uggla but settled down in a Phils comeback win. Home runs continue to plague Myers, as eight longballs have left the park after leaving his right hand. Five Nationals have hit homers off Myers, including the always tough Ryan Zimmerman and Adam Dunn. If he doesn’t give up longballs, chances are Myers will have a sparkling outing. The last time he faced Washington he was dominant, pitching a complete-game shutout against them Aug. 20, 2008 at Citizens Bank Park. A repeat of that would surely help the bullpen, who did get aid from fellow member Chad Durbin, who threw a fine 3.2 innings of relief yesterday.

Your gamenight beer: It’s a little colder tonight, so let’s get back to the darker stuff while there’s still time. Tonight’s offering is from Harpoon, and it’s Harpoon Munich Type Dark Beer. It’s your typical brown ale: Hoppy, malty, roasted. Toffee-like. Coffee-like. A nice beer to have on a cool night, and definitely fitting with some ribs.

Go Phillies!

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  • Posts: 0 shag beta sigma delta

    0 2 you cant try to sneak a fastball by this guy, I usually dont mico manage comment like this but i am stuck at work, dvring the game and watching stick figures on mlb.com for fun but really bored. But in reality 3 runs in 6 innings is not terrible, the 3 walks bothers me, but it is a long season it would be nice to see Phils get some runs here get a lead and send him back out there though I know that is doubtful especially after 109 pitches

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    109 pitches already?? Wasn’t aware of that.

     
  • Posts: 0 Phan in TN

    no, we can’t lose this one

    nope nope nope

     
  • Posts: 0 Phillies Phan SC

    Brett always loses confidence in his fastball when he is behind.

     
  • Posts: 0 shag beta sigma delta

    come on Raul keep the love fest going

     
  • Posts: 0 shag beta sigma delta

    gotta love Raulllllllllllll, now it is Pete Happy time, i would like a double

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    Wow, they’re taking Olsen out of the game… Looks like a big mistake… he’s probably the only reliable Nats pitcher right now.

     
  • Posts: 0 shag beta sigma delta

    you watching the game, Mlb.com is still stuck with Raul standing at the plate saying single to center field

     
  • Posts: 0 shag beta sigma delta

    there it is pitching change, I like that we have been destroying the Nats pen what are they thinking,

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    let’s go Phillies

     
  • Posts: 0 shag beta sigma delta

    So I live in Vermont and split a Sunday Package season tickets with my sister from phila. the next sunday I get is May 31 it would be great to see some of you guys at the game and have a beer

     
  • Posts: 0 Phillies Phan SC

    Manny – hopefully

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff of NoVa.

    How about a Pedro jack here that would be nice,

    BTW, just came on but to make a comment to about Dibble’s comments, he is not talking about hurting Utley just getting him off the plate. Pitchers today are afraid to throw in on guys these days cause they think that if the hit them they will end up in the locker room. What he is saying makes complete sense for a team that has no leadership from the pitching part and needs someone to show them how to not be afraid of hitters. Long season for Nats.

    Go Phils

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    we’ll get them next inning

     
  • Posts: 0 shag beta sigma delta

    Ok i guess i should get back to work, at least now I just have to watch the last three innings on DVR when I get out of this place be safe and be happy the Phils we be there in the end and the pitching will get better. 6 innings 3 runs not bad opps I already said that well good night

     
  • Posts: 0 Phillies Phan SC

    shag beta sigma delta – If you go Oct 2-4 I will see you there! We went to see the Padres too, but, those games sucked

     
  • Posts: 0 Phillies Phan SC

    It is only the 7th, and down by two is nothing…

     
  • Posts: 0 Phillies Phan SC

    Manny, they started bromancing Howard now… Carpenter said “his slim body” HA

     
  • Posts: 0 Phillies Phan SC

    Go Howard, he keeps this up and I may just buy his jersey

     
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    haha… good inning by Taschner

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    who is pinch hitting?

     
  • Posts: 0 Phillies Phan SC

    Lead off walk…………………

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    let’s go Dobbs!

     
  • Posts: 0 Phillies Phan SC

    I am beginning to regret rooting for the Fish now

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    the Marlins play the Cubs next, they’ll lose that series.

     
  • Posts: 0 Phan in TN

    i don’t remember this many people this time last year…odd

     
  • Posts: 0 Phillies Phan SC

    Keith,

    Did you see/hear the Cubs play today? I am not so sure

     
  • Posts: 0 Grrrumpy Miner

    Gee doug,Got to applaud you in what METS stand for….oh how original and been used for what 48 Years? Find something new.Don’t worry Phils fans,I am still here in support of my Amazins,and NO I didn’t or will I abandon ship.The mets have not stepped up and are showing a bunch of fear to the Marlins.The only way the Mets are going to defeat the Anchovies or anyone else is not only show up and play but grow a heart and have the heart to play ball,Mets are on their way to Philly and I’m quaking in my boots.

     
  • Posts: 0 Phan in TN

    Glad to see Mister Miner is still standing true.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    I thought it was funny.

     
  • Posts: 0 Phillies Phan SC

    Grrrumpy Miner is probably one of the very few Mets fans I respect and like. Why would the Phillies walk Flores?

     
  • Posts: 0 Phillies Phan SC

    yikes

     
  • Posts: 0 Phillies Phan SC

    double yikes

     
  • Posts: 0 Phan in TN

    oh berate me all you like but…

    can we start the season over again? it works with my PSP game.

     
  • Posts: 0 Travis

    We should not have walked Flores Intentionally. It hurts us. now its a 3run defecit. 4-1 Nats. So far in division as of right now:

    Marlins 13-8
    Phillies 11-8 (Currently trailing Nats at home 4-1 top 8)
    Braves 10-10 (Currently trailing cards 5-3 at home bot 8)
    Mets 9-12
    Nationals 4-15 (Currently leading at Phillies 4-1 top 8)

    Taschner now walks kearns. Bases loaded and 2outs for cristian guzman. This could be the game here folks. Guzman flies out.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    why would we start over? we’re 11-8

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    8-)

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    how many emoticons does this site have?

     
  • Posts: 0 Phillies Phan SC

    Lead off walk (again)

     
  • Posts: 0 Matt

    can someone fill me in as to what happened in the 6th-7th inning I had to go grab some dinner

     
  • Posts: 0 Phillies Phan SC

    I still do not even know how to use them

     
  • Posts: 0 Phillies Phan SC

    Matt, crap hit the fan. I forgot now, as I blocked out out

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    : ) = :) without the space

    : ( = :( without the space

    etc

     
  • Posts: 0 Phillies Phan SC

     
  • Posts: 0 Phillies Phan SC

    :) :( B)

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    there u go

     
  • Posts: 0 Phillies Phan SC

    I still hate the emoticons though :p

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    :P

     
  • Posts: 0 Phillies Phan SC

    Ok, I do like the little dude with sunglasses, how did you do that one?

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    :8 ) = :8) without the space

     
 
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